Whimsical children’s rooms with lots of details

Whimsical children's rooms

I am sure that you had your fair deal of Christmas decorations, trees, and styled mantelpieces. Therefore, I will not share another magazine perfect place that looks like Santa’s elves have passed.

No, we are off to Australia where Santa comes in swim trunks and the baubles melt away. Raffaela Jenkins, stylist and mother to Indi, and Ollie has designed two delightful children’s room that you absolutely have to check out.

The family lives in Melbourne, Australia and are big supporters of handmade/small businesses.

‘I love to share my passion for quality products and support the brands that are making special items for the little people in our lives, as well as my love of interior design and photography.’

Raffaela created a very whimsical room for her daughter Indi, and a chic nursery for baby Ollie:

Whimsical children's rooms

Whimsical children's rooms

Whimsical children's rooms

Whimsical children's rooms

Whimsical children's rooms

Whimsical children's rooms
Oh the twinkly fairy lights and that beautiful wallpaper. This is definitely a room that invites you for cosy down time, and lots of special moments.

This room oozes love and is full of details. I am loving all the sweet cushions on the bed and that dolls house (similar here).

And of course that bed canopy! Oh my! There is no better way to turn a room into a romantic haven.

 

stylish nursery

stylish nursery

stylish nursery

stylish nursery

stylish nursery

stylish nursery

Ollie’s nursery is much less romantic and boho but very stylish nonetheless. With a great duck egg blue feature wall, and again, lots of details.

More kids room inspo? I have this cool Brooklyn loft or a very bright family home in Finland for you!

 

Via Mama Disrupt & Project Nursery
Photos: Raffaela Jenkins
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Delightful handmade rainbow wall hangings

rainbow wall hanging

Hello new week. How was your third of Advent Sunday? We baked so many Christmas cookies in our house, I think everyone needs a little break. They are all vegan and we made them for the first time (I love to try new things) and they are delicious. How about a raspberry white chocolate oat cookie? Or matcha biscuits?

Nom Nom! Now we have a couple of days and school will be out, and everyone will slow down and take a well deserved break.

And I will also take a Paul & Paula break over the holidays and most likely wrap 2019 with a big Friday List this week.

So before that, I would like to share these gorgeous hand wrapped rainbow wall hangings that make a lovely decor in a nursery or kid’s room. They are made from macrame rope and come in the most divine colours. Which by the way, you can also have one custom made to your exact preference.

Let’s have a look:

rainbow wall hanging

rainbow wall hanging

rainbow wall hanging

rainbow wall hanging

rainbow wall hanging

The rainbow wall hangings are available in various sizes or in form of key chains, charms, and garlands. And have you spotted the festive ones? They would make a great Christmas accessory.

Demet is very inspired by her own daughter and hopes that the items she is making with love, bring happiness and luck to the homes they reach.

More kids room decor ideas? How about some natural decor ideas or these gorgeous mobiles?

 

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Everything you need for a great New Years Eve!

happy new year decorations
I know. Christmas is not even here yet and I am talking about New Years. But let’s be honest, the last thing you want to do between the holidays is running around for some cool party stuff.

Instead you want to enjoy your days and relax with the best feeling ever: Knowing that everything is ready!

Because, kids or not, celebrating small or big, loving the New Years Eve craze or not so much… a little bit of bling and a touch of sparkle never hurt anyone! And it is a great accessory to start a new year too.

And between us, the kids will love it even more…

After all, it is always hard to believe when a new year rolls around and it is a great moment to reflect. Thinking about the memories you created this year and the plans you have for 2020. Let’s prepare to kiss 2019 goodbye and reminisce about the good times and welcome all that the coming year will bring. And this time we are talking about the pretty number 2020 – love how this sounds, it can only be a good year!

If you’re playing host, and you will – with our without guests – this New Year’s Eve, add a fun and festive touch to your party with these essentials:

 

new years party decoration

 

1. T H I S will add sparkle and shine like nothing else! Gorgeous gold glitter chandelier, beautifully crafted from shimmering tinsel, with velvet and cord detail.

2. There are party cups and there are party cups. And these are definitely very cool. Cups with metallic fringes! Boom!

3. A cute handmade fabric crown in a beautiful sparkling Rose Gold sequin material.

4. The easiest way to turn your outfit into a party hit – a sequin cape.

5. Elegant lanterns with stylish patterns embellished with shiny gold foil and suspended with a metallic string.

6. The cutest: Fringed cocktail napkins! Loving the colour block style too.

7. Cool party dress.

8. Cake topper.

And more stuff to sparkle and shine on the last day of the year…

9. Oh I love sparklers and so do my children.

10. Confetti balloons are the best.

11. Big pinwheels with gold foil. Gorgeous!

12. Confetti plates for sparkling food…

13. The final touch – golden paper straws!

14. Gold star confetti. Sooooo much fun…

15. Sparkling star place cards.

16. Sweet party hat. Made from linen with a wooly pom pom. You can choose the colours and make it your own!

17. 2020 foil balloons in rose, gold or silver.

 

Have a great party everyone!

PS: Happy New Year garland similar to the one on the first image, here.

 

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Natural handmade wooden toys

Natural handmade wooden toys

Just this Monday I published my last gift guide for this year and then I went through the things I bookmarked to share with you. And I saw that this lovely natural handmade wooden toys shop just added some lovely wooden reindeers, forest animals, and a nativity scene.

And I am pretty sure you will love these as much as I do. Because who does not love beautiful, and gorgeous wooden toys? So please see today’s post as an addition to me baby gift guide as well as the children’s gift guide. You are so welcome!

The story: Dainius and Nora are two creative people, designers, parents of two little girls, and the founders of this amazing natural wooden toy brand*. They live in Lithuania and all toys are 100% handmade.

‘Our first daughter was the inspiration for the wooden toys. We wanted to create a safe, ecological, natural and nice, long lasting toy. Wood is perfect for all of those reasons. The whole process of designing, producing and testing is happening within our family.’

 

Natural handmade wooden toys
This big set* is amazing and leaves so much room for creativity and different play options, especially role-play.

The simple designs are playful and the small size figures are perfect for little hands to hold and use in play!

 

Natural handmade wooden toys

Such a cute forest animal set*.

 

Natural handmade wooden toys

Cutest Christmas decoration and play – a wooden reindeer and his friend the fawn. The set* includes the Christmas Tree as well.

 

Natural handmade wooden toys

Gorgeous nativity scene with either 7 pieces* or 11 wooden figures*. Such a heirloom toy!

 

Natural handmade wooden toys

Natural handmade wooden toys

Natural handmade wooden toys

Natural handmade wooden toys

Natural handmade wooden toys
Dainius and Nora only  use certified sustainable European wood. And all toys are made in line with EU legal toy safety requirements. The packaging is nature friendly as well and they do like to encourage to buy less but choosing high quality, timeless and durable items. Another reason why these toys make great presents!

Now, let your child use their imagination and have fun creating their own stories!

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Gift Guides 2019 – teens

Gift Guides 2019 – teens

I guess when thinking about a good gift for teens it has to tick quite a few boxes. Trendy, personal, useful for their daily life, stylish and, of course, something they really want.

My eldest is 12 1/2 so we are nearly there. In the teen stage. But I have to say, even the tween phase is so interesting. How her interests develop, things that get her engaged, and her reaction and opinion on big problems like the future of our world. The pureness and straight forwardness that for example my 7 year old is still so good at, is starting to fade away. Sharing your thoughts is not so ‘out of the pistol’ anymore…

But then she is also still my ‘little girl’ that loves nothing more than enjoying a good book with a cup of tea. Being creative and here her latest discovery is lettering. And wow, she did some very beautiful things. And yes, most of the things from my list today are approved by her too.

Here are some really cool ideas that I am sure a teen would love to find under the tree:

1. Sure to be one of the hottest gifts this year, and maybe even the next! The Nintendo Switch* allows you to play the latest Nintendo-developed video games. And the killer twist? You can play these games on your TV, and at any time you can un-dock the Switch, allowing you to enjoy full console games on the go. Altogether, the Switch features small, detachable Joy-Con controllers so you can play with a friend at any time.

2. 3 in 1 charging dock station. Non-toxic silicone material is used for this compact charging hub. And it is the perfect accessory to have on your bedside table or on a desk. The Charging Hub* supports your iPhone, Apple Watch and AirPods at the same time.
And the  cable management holes on the rear side, preventing the cluttering of your cables.

3. Bullet Journal Set* with the most bonus : A high quality notebook set with 1 Bullet Journal Notebook, 15 colours fineliner pens, 5 pieces of reusable stencils, 6 sticker sheets, 6 washi tape, and 1 black gel pen. It is perfect for someone getting into, or wanting to get into a bullet journal. And this is so much fun!

4. The Big Life Journal is all about developing a positive mindset that encourages resilience, gratitude, and positivity. With this, teens can learn how their mindset is shaped by their thoughts and experiences. It also teaches them that, with practice, they can overcome anything. Inspire, create goals, and breed positivity!

5. This health & fitness Smartwatch* with heart rate, music & swim tracking includes on-screen coaching too. An all-day smartwatch that helps your sporty teen live their best life. Because it comes with sleep monitoring as well which tells you the time you spend in each precious sleep stage. Get them to move more, track it, and have fun! Plus, this watch will track any work out automatically – no need to switch it on!

6. A very stylish touch sensor night light* that is a Bluetooth 4.0 Hifi speaker, digital alarm clock, MP3 player all in one too. Great 48 colour changing bedside lamp with sleep mode. It is touch activated and you can fully control the brightness, colour and power.

7. If you have a teen girl, you probably know that they love to do their hair. Straighten, curls… and when it comes to hair must-haves, shine always comes top. Now you can get a straightener to help you create styles whilst caring for your hair too. If you want more intense shine, to tackle frizz or to have healthier looking hair in an instant then look no further. This clever range of tools* incorporate the next generation of advanced ceramic plates. Plus they are infused with special micro conditioners, so not only will your hair be styled to perfection, it will be shiny and healthy looking too.

8. Make your own Lip Balm Kit*. This kit is the perfect gift for teens. Inside the fully recyclable box, you will receive everything you need to make 5 of your very own lip balms, along with blank labels to help you get creative. And it is a great way to learn about what goes into making a lip balm, and also be sure you are only putting the most natural ingredients onto your body.
(various kits available incl. a ‘Make your own face mask’ kit)

9. The modern version of the iconic AF1*, combining classic style and modern details. The low design offers optimum soil adhesion and a classic look. This version of the Nike Air Force 1 features rippled leather edges for a cleaner, slimmer line and more refined details. The leather and fabric upper features external layers positioned at strategic points for a lifetime durability and support. The perforated inserts favor the breathability to keep the foot always fresh and dry. These sneakers are super trendy right now, and they go with anything!

10. Day Off Jelle Beanie* Hat!

11. This one is for those that enjoy programming and tinkering around. The Arduino is a starter kit* that features flexible and easy-to-use hardware and software. It includess a guidebook and 15 different projects to complete, taking you from beginner to expert before you know it.  Think light sensors, heat sensors, electronic display screens, robotic things. This is perfect if you are interested to understand how gadgets work for example.

12. Teenagers are all about their skin and also about the environment. Therefore, this My Clarins gift set, which has fruit and plant-based ingredients, will help them to be in all their natural and nourishing glory.

 

And it is a wrap. The gift guides for this year are done and I hope that I could inspire you a bit! Ho Ho Ho and wishing you a lovely and very festive time over the coming days and weeks.

 

Gift Guides 2019 overview:

* Stocking Fillers

* Mum & Dad aka grown ups

* Christmas Decor

* Baby

* Kids

* Family Games

* Books

* Teens

 

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